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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| May 29, 2013
To help stop the spread of respiratory infections among dogs at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), the shelter has suspended dog intakes from June 3 through June 24. Officials at the shelter said they are seeing a higher-than-normal rate of respiratory infections among its dogs, and that because such infections can be spread from dog to dog, temporarily suspending its animal intake program is the best way to keep things from getting...
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The sixth annual Orioles Pet Calendar benefitting the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will go on sale August 12, and five players will be on-hand to sign calendars at the shelter that day. J.J. Hardy, Tommy Hunter, David Lough, Bud Norris, and Matt Wieters will visit BARCS from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 12 to sign calendars bought that day. Those attending must buy their calendars on-site for autographs. There will be free parking at Lot D on the south side of M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Kim Fernandez and For The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
Looking for something to do this Saturday? How about rocking out to some of Baltimore's best bands while helping raise money for the city's homeless animals? Join the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) at Dick's Famous Halfway Inn, 8013 Philadelphia Road, Rosedale, for Bands for BARCS this Saturday, Jan. 19, starting at 2 p.m. and going clear through until 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Your $10 admission covers your first drink and goes to support the animal shelter's work. Participating bands include: 2 p.m.: Imperfect Journey 3 p.m.: Chocolate Love 4 p.m.: Phairen 5 p.m.: Crunch 6 p.m.: Notell Motel 7 p.m.: Doc's Holiday 8 p.m.: Tramp Stamp 9 p.m: Screams & Whispers 10 p.m.: Torque 11 p.m.: Paranormal 12 a.m.: Society Fringe Players Bring your friends and party on for Fido and Fluffy.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Pet lovers around the country tune in to the PBS series, “Shelter Me,” which celebrates shelter pets with uplifting stories about them. Soon, the series will feature homeless dogs and cats in Baltimore. On Tuesday, June 24, Aimee Sadler, a nationally recognized animal trainer specializing in behavioral problems, will be at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) hosting a doggie playdate, and a film crew will document the day for a future episode of the show. Sadler will work with shelter staff members on the best ways to hold playdates between their dogs, who often don't know each other very well, if at all. The goal is to reduce frustration for both animals and people and increase the happiness quotient for everyone.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
To keep its animals safe, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) moved all of its dogs and cats to a temporary home at 1st Mariner Arena on Monday morning. Because the shelter lies in a flood-prone part of South Baltimore, BARCS convened a team of volunteers for the emergency evacuation. In a matter of hours, they safely moved more than 100 cats and nearly that many dogs. The animals will ride out the storm at the arena.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The sixth annual Orioles Pet Calendar benefitting the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will go on sale August 12, and five players will be on-hand to sign calendars at the shelter that day. J.J. Hardy, Tommy Hunter, David Lough, Bud Norris, and Matt Wieters will visit BARCS from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 12 to sign calendars bought that day. Those attending must buy their calendars on-site for autographs. There will be free parking at Lot D on the south side of M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Paws were left in a box Wednesday night outside Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. The black-and-white kittens, just 6 weeks old, aren't ready to be adopted — but through a new program, someone can give the squirmy pair a home for the holidays. For the first time, the city's largest shelter has joined Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays, a national program through which people can open their homes to needy dogs and cats during a time of year when they're often forgotten.
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By Bailey O'Malia and For The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
Shogun Fights has teamed up with the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, also known as BARCS, to help sheltered animals in Baltimore. Shogun Fights is a mixed martial arts organization that showcases some of the most talented MMA fighters in Baltimore. And the MMA fighters aren't just tough on their opponents, they are also combating animal cruelty. Shogun Fights owner and former MMA fighter John Rallo began advocating for animals as a member of the "Show Your Soft Side" campaign.
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
The race is on to save animal lives, one adoption at a time. The 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge kicks off Aug. 1. It's a 3-month competition among 50 animal shelters across the nation. Each shelter's goal is to increase their adoptions so they'll win some of the more than $500,000 in prize grants to be given away, including a grand prize of $100,000. Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter is one of the 50 contestants. They'll try to save at least 300 more cats and dogs during the months of August, September and October than they did during that same time period last year.
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By Shelley Silwick | February 7, 2014
Looking for your Valentine? The Macy's at White Marsh Mall is hosting a special pet adoption event, "Love is in the Fur," on Saturday, Feb 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) and the Baltimore Humane Society, and features available dogs and cats waiting to meet their match. Residennts are invited to come by, visit the pets and perhaps adopt a shelter dog or cat as a "furever” friend. White Marsh Mall is located at 8200 Perry Hall Blvd.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is currently treating a 3-year-old mixed breed dog who appears to be the victim of severe abuse. Sophia was brought to the shelter last week by city animal control officers with multiple scars on her face and head and with no lower jaw. She is also missing upper teeth. BARCS officials said the wounds on her face looked to be bite marks. Despite her extensive injuries and clearly traumatic past, Sophia is loving and sweet and still trusts humans, they said.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
* UPDATE on Deacon, the dumped puppy A 6-month-old puppy wound up at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) yesterday after she was dumped in a city alley, and now the shelter and animal control officers want to know who left her there. Named Deacon, the puppy was found by a good Samaritan in an alley behind Deacon Hill Court in the Brooklyn neighborhood. The person who found her said the pup was friendly and tried to get up, but was too weak to move on her own and must have been left there earlier that day. She had signs of malnutrition, an extreme case of mange that's caused lesions all over her body, and sepsis.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
Jon Boyer is probably going to take a lot of heat for this -- we're sorry, Jon. But it's really our duty to report your utter fabulousness and rock-star status as an animal rescuer. Not that the ladies of Baltimore need any reminding, apparently. Homeless and injured animals seem to have something of a magnetic attraction to Boyer, who's a Baltimore police officer. He says police rescue cats and dogs all the time -- comes with the job. But he's a little flummoxed that his occasional drop-off at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
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By Shelley Silwick | February 7, 2014
Looking for your Valentine? The Macy's at White Marsh Mall is hosting a special pet adoption event, "Love is in the Fur," on Saturday, Feb 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) and the Baltimore Humane Society, and features available dogs and cats waiting to meet their match. Residennts are invited to come by, visit the pets and perhaps adopt a shelter dog or cat as a "furever” friend. White Marsh Mall is located at 8200 Perry Hall Blvd.
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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| December 4, 2013
Looking for a way to ring in the holiday season with the whole furry family? Put Dec. 14 on your calendar, snap on those bells, and get ready for Santa Paws at Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Baltimore. The fifth annual Santa Paws event will feature pet photos with Santa in the hotel lobby, which will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with pet-friendly holiday treats, festive decorations, and Santa and Mrs. Claus, straight from the North Pole. Keepsake photos will be available for $20, and all proceeds benefit Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
When IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden came to town last month for the Grand Prix of Baltimore, he fell in love with a puffy, gray kitten. The race car driver posed with MJ , a kitten from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), for the city's "Show Your Soft Side" anti-animal abuse campaign. Newgarden, 22, captured second place in the race and flew home to Nashville a few days later, but he couldn't get the tiny, pink-nosed kitten out of his mind. A few weeks later, he submitted an application to BARCS to adopt the kitten and was approved.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2010
The animal activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleges that the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter allowed a mortally injured cat to sit for up to seven hours before euthanizing it — a charge the shelter denies. In letters to BARCS leaders and to city officials, PETA also describes conditions at the shelter as "overcrowded and unhealthy. " The situation regarding the cat stems from a complaint made by a Hamilton man who witnessed a dog maul a cat Aug. 8. Joe Lombardo called animal control to pick up the cat, which was not his, and an officer told him to call BARCS the next morning to follow up. "When he followed up the next day, he was told that the severely injured cat was left without treatment or euthanasia for more than 7 hours, and was not put out of his or her misery until 8:30 am," wrote Teresa Chagrin, a specialist with PETA's cruelty investigations department, in a letter to the director of BARCS.
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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 17, 2013
The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is looking for animal lovers to foster cats until they find their forever homes. The shelter just took in 30 cats from a hoarding situation in the city. That's great news for the cats, but not so fabulous for the shelter, whose kitty quarters were already full (a great example of why spay/neuter is so important). Which leads to BARCS call for new foster homes. Fosters open their homes to cats until they're adopted, and while it can be sad to bid farewell to a furry house guest, fosters say providing temporary shelter and love to a homeless animal is also fantastically rewarding.  BARCS asks fosters to keep each cat for a minimum of two weeks, and there's an especially urgent need for people who are willing to take cats (and dogs)
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
An attorney for a 62-year-old Virginia woman who died recently of chronic liver disease said he will sue the state corrections system for allegedly failing to appropriately tend to her medical needs after she was arrested on animal cruelty charges. Baltimore lawyer David Ellin sent a notice of claim Tuesday to the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, following the June 26 death of Sharon Mulcahy. Mulcahy, of the 9800 block of Mosswood Road in Richmond, Va., was arrested June 1 after one dog was found dead and another suffering from intense heat exposure inside her vehicle parked at a Medford hotel.
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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 17, 2013
The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is looking for animal lovers to foster cats until they find their forever homes. The shelter just took in 30 cats from a hoarding situation in the city. That's great news for the cats, but not so fabulous for the shelter, whose kitty quarters were already full (a great example of why spay/neuter is so important). Which leads to BARCS call for new foster homes. Fosters open their homes to cats until they're adopted, and while it can be sad to bid farewell to a furry house guest, fosters say providing temporary shelter and love to a homeless animal is also fantastically rewarding.  BARCS asks fosters to keep each cat for a minimum of two weeks, and there's an especially urgent need for people who are willing to take cats (and dogs)
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